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Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Trips Details

Activity : trekking, Walking
trip length
Total Days : 21 days
trip days
Trekking Days : 17 days
Difficulty : Hard
start end
Start - End : Kathmandu-Kathmandu
hightest altitude
Highest Altitude : 5555m
Season : Spring, Atom

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the demanding trekking in Nepal. Since the time Edmund Hillary and Tenzin Norgay Sherpa succeed in climbing the Mt. Everest in 1953, people all over the world loved to visit Nepal and especially Mt. Everest. Everest’s terrifying peak rises so high that the trekking to the base camp is still an adventure of the highest category. The spectacular scenery of this Everest region with green dense forest, flora and fauna, high great glaciers, and distinctive unique settlement of Sherpa people with their own culture and traditions are the most beautiful thing that you can see here. 

Basically, there are two routes to Everest Base Camp i.e., Jiri and Lukla. People prefer both routes. And our Jiri to Everest base camp trek has been created with consultation with experienced and professional trekkers in order to provide you safety and proper acclimatization. During the trek, we pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers and will enjoy the warm hospitality of different ethnic people residing here. We will get an opportunity to visit the Buddhist monasteries with prayer flags, the Sherpa people and other ethnic villages with their simple but rich mountain lifestyles. The views that you can see from here are gorgeous. Besides, walking in the Himalayas is quite an intense experience. Jiri is a home to the classic Everest trail. Many trekkers prefer exploring the wilderness and serenity of the region here. Everest Base Camp via Jiri also highlights the cultural richness of Kathmandu Valley. 

Keen Adventures Treks & Expedition highly recommends Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek for those who is looking forward to experiencing the unique and extreme landscape of Eastern Nepal and observe and socialize with ethnic tribes and explore varieties of flora and fauna. Join us to experience extremely different adventure with our team. We put our whole effort to make your trip unbeatable. Hurry up and give us a chance to serve you.

Jiri to Everest base camp trek Itinerary outline

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Drive to Jiri and trek to Shivalaya
  • Day 04: Trek to Bhandar (2200m)
  • Day 05: Trek to Sete (2575m)
  • Day 06: Trek to Junbesi (2700m)
  • Day 07: Trek to Nhuntala (2220m)
  • Day 08: Trek to Kharikhola (2050m)
  • Day 09: Trek to Surkhe (2300m)
  • Day 10: Trek to Phakding (2610m)
  • Day 11–Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
  • Day 12– Rest day in Namche for acclimatization
  • Day 13-Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3867m)
  • Day 14-Trek to Dingboche (4560m)
  • Day 15: Trek to Lobuche (4910m)
  • Day 16: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5360m) and back to Gorak Shep
  • Day 17: Trek to Kala Patthar (5530m) and down to Pheriche
  • Day 18: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
  • Day 19: Trek to Lukla
  • Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu “Farewell!”


Itinerary Detail

Day 01–Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
Our team member will welcome you at the Airport and you will then be taken to the Hotel. You will be explained briefly about the travel itinerary by the travel representatives upon your arrival at the Airport. You will be staying at a hotel in Kathmandu overnight.

Day 02- Sightseeing in Kathmandu 
The next day you will be sightseeing around the beautiful and culturally rich city of Kathmandu visiting the temples, monuments, monasteries, world heritage sites and so on. You can even travel around Thamel, the tourist hub of Kathmandu, in the evening and enjoy the evening environment there. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Jiri and trek to Shivalaya 8hrs
The third day you will drive from Kathmandu along the Araniko Highway to Jiri. It is an 8-hour drive from the capital and there are plenty of chances to behold the natural beauty of the region while travelling by vehicle. Beautiful places like Khadichaur, Mudhe, Dolalghat fall on the way while we also cross rivers like Bhotekoshi and Tamakoshi on our way to Jiri. Upon reaching Jiri via Charikot, we trek for a short distance until Shivalaya where we will be staying in a local guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek to Bhandar (2200m) 6hrs
Trek to Bhandar from Shivalaya is tentatively around 6 hours and we cover almost 8 kilometres on the day as we walk past several villages and local and ethnic people of the region. Getting along with the local people as we trek is also one of the features of this trek. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Bhandar.

Day 05: Trek to Sete (2575m) 8hrs
The next day we resume our trek as the trail now crosses several streams, rhododendron forests, Sherpa villages, and settlement areas. We cover almost 11km on day five in about eight hours of trekking. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Sete.

Day 06: Trek to Junbesi (2700m) 7hrs
On the sixth day, we reach Junbesi, a small little town in Solukhumbhu district. While on the way there are several of local tea shops where we can rest for a while drinking Tibetan tea. Distance to cover on day six is almost 10 km as it takes nearly 7-8 hours to cover the distance and reach Junbesi. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 07: Trek to Nhuntala (2220m) 8hrs
We take a mild down climbing from Junbsei to Nhuntala on the seventh day. The views on the way to Nhuntala are quite amazing and it is a pleasure for the trekkers as they will find the even great view from Nhuntala. It might be a long day as you have to cover 16km in approximately 8 hours of trek. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 08: Trek to Kharikhola (2050m) 6hrs
It is a relatively short trek from Nhuntala to Kharikhola as we cross the Dudh Koshi River on our way to the destination. Plenty of suspension bridges is also on the way of the trail as we also come across some Rai and Sherpa villages. We cross almost 12km distance in 6 hours before reaching Kharikhola. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 09: Trek to Surkhe (2300m) 7hrs
The trail continues along a relatively comfortable terrain as we trek for almost 7 hours and reach Surkhe on day nine. A total distance of 10 km is covered on a ninth day. There are also opportunities to get glimpses of various flora and fauna on the way. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Day 10: Trek to Phakding (2610m) 7hrs
We reach Phakding on the tenth day after hiking for seven hours and covering a distance of 11 kilometres. Phakding is the meeting point of the trekkers who come from Jiri and those who come via Lukla flight. Some really hotels and lodges are available in Phakding. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Day 11–Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6 hrs
On the fourth morning, we continue our trek and follow the trail along the Dudh Kosi River while ascending through Himalayan Pine and Doedar Cedar forests to the ultimate destination, that of the popular village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche has remained a historic trading point for the Nepalese and Tibetan traders who exchange salt, dried meat and other consumable and textile items. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche Bazzar.

Day 12– A day of rest in Namche for acclimatization
The 12th day of the trek will be spent in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization purpose. As the altitude will now increase quite steeply, a day for acclimatization is paramount and strictly advisable for prospective trekkers. One can spend the day in Lukla visiting the local Bazaar of Namche or visiting the nearby Sherpa village. Or if you are not much tired and are ready for a few hours of trek, then you can go to the Everest Hotel for a great panoramic view of the Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, and others. Located at an altitude of 3900m, Everest Hotel is the hotel that is situated at the highest altitude in the world. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 13- Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3867m) 5hrs
After a day of acclimatization in Namche, we resume our trek and climb further uphill. The trek now gets difficult with increasing altitude and the trekkers are advised to go about the trek in a slow and mild manner. Plenty of hotels are found along the way and the tourists will have the opportunity to take a short break if they want. After almost five hours of the trek, we reach Tengboche. It is a village in the Khumbu region of Everest and is located at 3,867 meters. Tengboche is mostly popular for the important Buddhist monastery, Tengboche Monastery, which happens to be the largest Gompa in the entire Khumbu region. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 14- Trek to Dingboche (4530m) 6hrs
After having tea on the 14th day morning, we will resume our journey towards the Everest Base Camp. Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse and the other Himalayas will play hide and seek as you climb along the trail. At some point, the mountains will come quite close while at some other points they will appear farther away. Finally, after more than six hours of trek, we reach Dingboche, a small village in the Khumbu region that falls in Chukhung Valley. Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers who are headed to the Everest or who are returning from Everest. As there are plenty of hotels and guesthouses, the entire village rests heavily on tourism. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 15- Trek to Lobuche (4940m) 5hrs
On the 15th day of the trek, we reach further close to getting that elusive glimpse of the Mount Everest as we continue uphill through the trail. Lobuche is the last settlement area before the Everest Base Camp and some old-fashioned guesthouses are available there. Many traders who come via Tibet also stay at Lobuche for the night before they resume their travel the next day. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 16: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5360m) and back to Gorak Shep (5164m)

The most sought after a point of the trek comes on day 16 as we head towards the Everest Base Camp located at almost 5400 meters of altitude. 3-4 hours trek from Lobuche is enough to take us to the EBC. Unfortunately, the actual positioning of the Everest is such that the actual summit is not quite visible from the Base Camp though we get amazing glimpses of the peak. After spending some time at the EBC, we return to Gorak Shep where we will be staying overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 17: Trek to Kala Patthar (5545m) and down to Pheriche (4371m)
As Kala Patthar offers the best view of the entire Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks, we trek to Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep. It does not take much long till we reach Kala Patthar and behold the beauty and grandeur of the Everest. It is located at an altitude of 5545 meters and it is also the point from where the Everest expedition starts. After staying at Kala Patthar for some time and looking at the mountain summits, we start our return journey. We will reach Pheriche, a small village in the Khumbu region, at the end of the day. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 18: Trek to Namche Bazaar 6hrs
Journey back to Namche from Pheriche is quite easy and comfortable as it traverses through several Sherpa settlement areas and villages. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche Bazzar.

Day 19: Trek to Lukla 7 hrs
The trek continues further downhill as we reach Lukla after almost seven hours of trek. You will be staying in Lukla for the rest of the day and prepare yourself to board a flight back to Kathmandu the next day.

Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu
The next day, you will board a flight back to Kathmandu while enjoining the 30-minutes of exhilarating mountain flight. The rest of the time in Kathmandu, you will be shopping and buying souvenirs to your loved ones. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 21– Departure from Kathmandu, “Farewell!”
On the 21st day of the trip and after almost three weeks of the continuous trek to the Jiri to Everest Base Camp region, you will head back to your country with some great memories of the Khumbu region on your mind. Board a flight back to your country from TIA, Kathmandu.


Costs included in the jiri to Everest base camp trekking Package:

• Pickup and drop at Airport

• hotel stay in Kathmandu

• Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during trekking period

• Best available accommodations during the trek

• Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour inclusive of guide, entry fees and


• A government license holder guide

• Porter to carry your baggage

• Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation

and local tax for guides and porters

• Lukla to Kathmandu Flight fair & All Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the

trekking destination

• TIMS card(Trekker’s information Management System)

• First Aid Kit

• Entry Fees wherever required

• Trekking Permits needed for Restricted Area Trekking

• All government taxes and service charges

• Farewell dinner prior to departure


Costs excluded in the Everest trekking package:

• Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

• Travel insurance

• Nepal Entry Visa Fee

• International Airfare and Airport Departure Tax

• Tips for trekking staff and driver (if allowed)

• Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors

• Personal shopping and laundry

• Cost of extra porter

• Personal trekking equipment

• Gifts and souvenirs

• All items not listed in Cost included section


Costs are prone to change in itinerary. So costs will be recalculated if the trekking days 

Equipment List

The basic equipments check lists for trekking:

  Sun hat or scarf

  Light balaclava or warm fleece hat


  Sun protection cream 



  Basic First Aid Kit

  Down vest and/or jacket *

  Rain cote

  Water bottles

  Trekking shoes

  Thick and thin both type of socks

  Warm clothes

  Tissue and Toilet papers

  Tooth brush/paste

  Large plastic bags – to keep items dry inside the trek bag

  Towel etc…..


  Extras Equipments:


   Reading book

   Travel game i.e. chess, card etc

   Swimming customs

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